Dry Tortugas Fishing

The Dry Tortugas are seven small islands lying nearly 70 miles to the west of Key West. The Dry Tortugas are part of the remote Dry Tortugas National Park, 100-square miles in size and made up mostly of clear, blue water. The park is world famous for the 19th century Fort Jefferson, extensive coral reefs and abundant marine life, and a vast assortment of bird species.

The huge variety of terrain and fish species around the Dry Tortugas let the Fish Key West Captains put fishermen over an incredible selection of nearly untapped fishing waters. A real angler’s paradise, the Dry Tortugas are surrounded by shallow and deep reefs, wrecks, deep ledges, and deep drop offs. Depending on the weather, the season, and client preferences, any and all of these types of fishing are possible, as is trolling for Mahi-Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. The number of available fish species is incredible, and it is common to limit on Cobia, Grouper of several types, King Mackerel, Permit, Snapper including Mangrove, Dog, and Mutton varieties, and even Goliath Grouper on the deep wrecks.

Fish Key West Charters can offer you a true wilderness saltwater fishing adventure a Dry Tortugas trip. Since nearly half of the park waters are closed to fishing, the fishery around the islands is guaranteed to remain robust for years to come, while the waters just outside the park boundaries offer plentiful opportunities to find your trophy. These waters have already produced many IGFA World Records, and you may well hook the next one. Contact Fish Key West Fishing Charters and ask about a day- or overnight-trip out to the Dry Tortugas.